The Houston Texans are still in first place in the AFC South with three games remaining in the regular season, but there are still spots that will need improvement this offseason in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Houston Texans have had quite a season through the first 14 weeks of action. The Texans are 9-4 overall and have a two-game lead with three games left in the regular season, as they have the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars left on the regular-season slate.
With Houston controlling their own path to the playoffs and winning a division championship, as all they have to do is win the games they play, there are still spots on the roster that need improvement and spots on the roster that could end up being a reason if the Texans don’t achieve their ultimate goals whenever their season comes to a close.
Still, with three regular-season games left on the schedule, it is never too early to look at who could possibly be on the radar of the Texans in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Texans need to improve on their offensive line, as all positions should be up for grabs.
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There are also some questions in the defensive backfield with pending free agency and ages of players. The Texans could also be looking at making some changes at running back, and there is always the goal for teams getting better and drafting the best player available when it is their turn to draft.
That is where the Texans come in. Offensively, the Texans are set at quarterback with Deshaun Watson, and at wide receiver the team have DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee available at some point next season.
Also looking at contracts that expire this offseason, there are players like cornerback Kareem Jackson (30 years old), outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (25 years old), free safety Tyrann Mathieu (26 years old), defensive end Christian Covington (25 years old) and running back Alfred Blue (27 years old), to name just a handful of potential free agents.
Those could be players who also could be replaced in the 2019 NFL draft as well, though some of those players will be returning to the Texans roster next season with a new contract.
As the regular season nears its end, here is a very early three-round mock draft for the Texans, which includes one first-round pick, two second-round selections and one pick in the third round, as they Texans will most likely be selecting in the latter part of the first round if they qualify for the playoffs.